Opening date: 29 Nov 2018
Running date: 11 Dec 2018
Volunteers and the HIV and AIDS Epidemic in Sydney, 1980s-1990s
This historical exhibition, sponsored by the City of Sydney and run in partnership with ACON, showcases the contribution of volunteers in responding to the HIV and AIDS crisis of the 1980s and early 1990s in the city of Sydney.
Volunteers were critical to Australia’s world-leading response to the epidemic, yet their contribution has yet to receive the recognition it deserves.
Many individuals from diverse and marginalised backgrounds, including members of the LGBTIQ community, sex workers, injecting drug users and people living with HIV and AIDS, played a crucial role at an immensely difficult time.
Drawing on a wide variety of rich archival material, visual imagery, film and personal records this exhibition draws attention to their extraordinary contribution.
The exhibition will run from 29 November to 11 December, 1-5pm daily weekdays and 12-2pm weekends.
A late night opening will be held on Friday 7 December 5-7pm.